Monday, 6 July 2009

Legs: The New Biceps?

Following the recently concluded Madrid Pride last Saturday where I had to practice my walking skills along the endless Gran Via and got disappointed with the absence of BRUNO (cheap tactic There was a BRUNO float without BRUNO) and the Gula-Gula dancers (see left photo) which are always a delight to the eye, it was very clear that the pink dollar (euro) has been hit by the recession too with 32 percent less attendance compared to last year.

Speaking of less, Men's shorts are back for the summer . And brace yourselves, they are getting shorter.

It seems like we will be seeing a lot more of the micropants next year as it gets more mainstream. In the recent Paris and Milan Men's Fashion shows, we've seen a showdown of collection featuring mini trousers. From Junya Watanabe, Lanvin to Dsquared and Hermes, the shorts have made a comeback and I guess it's gonna be here for a long time.
So guys, go easy on the steroids. Don't overdo your upper body unless you want to be the real life Johnny Bravo. Instead, enroll yourselves in a spinning class and tone them gorgeous legs.

The question is, would straight men shed off their cargo pants for the short shorts? I'm sure the rednecks would wage war against this trend. I'm just so glad I'm in Europe where masculinity is not measured by the lenght of a man's trouser or the color of his shirt.
I say bring on those sexy manly legs, shaved or not.

(Photos from top to bottom: DSquared, Junya Watanabe, Lanvin, Hermes. All photos from


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